Newsletter Archive

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Cherished Community Members,  As the ephemeral blossoms of spring grace our landscapes, their transient beauty mirrors the fleeting nature of our lives, inspiring contemplation on the interwoven threads of our existence. Like these briefly blooming flora, we are beckoned to seize the moment, using our

From Forest to Faucet

For those of us who live in more urban or suburban settings, getting a nature fix can feel difficult. We might feel like we must drive to a distant preserve to feel a connection with the natural world.   But the truth is that nature is

A Preserve in Progress

As the chill of winter slowly loosens its grip, the familiar signs of spring are returning to McDuffee Creek Nature Preserve. The grays and browns of the winter landscape are warming up into a vibrant chartreuse. Returning birds are filling the canopy with their familiar

Celebrating a Legacy of Protected Land

In 1976, two momentous things happened. Four volunteers started the organization that would become the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, and Paul Tomandl bought a scenic property just north of Hart. Nearly 50 years later, these paths would cross.  Paul was working for the U.S. Army

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